Maison Jansen

Maison Jansen was a Paris-based interior decoration office of the first half of the 20thcentury. The company quickly established itself as one of the leading design firms in France. It was known for its luxurious and eclectic style that combined elements of different historical periods and design styles. The firm produced new work in the Louis XIV, Louis XV, Louis XVI, Directoire and Empire styles. It also expanded to new trends (Art Nouveau, Art Deco and successive modern styles) and further influences (Anglo-Japanese style, Turkish style…) They featured luxurious materials and incorporated a wide range of decorative elements, for example sculptures, murals, and tapestries. The company also created custom furniture pieces such as chandeliers, mirrors, and fireplace surrounds.


With offices in four continents, Maison Jansen was the first truly global design firm, serving clients all over the world. Jansen consequently designed the interiors of some of the most prestigious residences around the world. It included the White House in Washington D.C. or Buckingham Palace. The Shah of Iran commissioned the firm to design the spectacular celebration of the 2,500th anniversary of the Persian empire, at the ancient ruins of Persepolis, in 1971. The company moreover collaborated with prominent artists and designers, including André ArbusPaul Follot, and Pierre Legrain.

Opulence and grandeur characterized Maison Jansen’s designs.

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